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Top 40: Jonathan Duhon

Helping residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast return to normalcy after last spring’s devastating BP oil spill has been rewarding to Jonathan Duhon. As chief financial officer for the Jones Companies, he witnessed the man-made disaster and the dire effects the spill had on the beaches and the psyche of local residents and business leaders. “We were contracted for the ...

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Top 40: Kristen Allen

Though she grew up a Tar Heel, Kristin Lee Allen has proven to be a Mississippian through and through. Now public relations officer for BankPlus, the North Carolina-reared Allen learned her trade with a variety of Washington, D.C.-based periodicals, including DC Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Washitonian. A graduate of the University of North Carolina’s famed journalism school, Allen specializes ...

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Top 40: Brad Reeves

Brad Reeves has a lot of respect for entrepreneurs, especially those who take significant risks to reach their personal goal. “People who give up a comfortable lifestyle to pursue a career related to something they are passionate about and puts everything on the line have my total respect,” he said. “In the best case scenario, these people attain financial success ...

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Top 40: Kenneth Forbes Grogan IV

Helping his clients achieve their dreams, be it a new home or owning a small business, brings a lot of happiness to Kenneth Forbes Grogan. A senior vice president of BancorpSouth’s Vicksburg division, Grogran oversees eight loan officers and manages a large loan portfolio. Dreams aside, however, he says earning the trust and respect of not only his co-workers but ...

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Top 40: Ben Cole

Serving others remains a central theme in the life of Ben Cole, no matter his profession. Now the director of business/trust services for Laurel’s Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, Cole worked previously in the hospitality industry. At age 27, the Holly Springs native became the youngest general manager to operate a full-service hotel with the Holiday Inn hotel chain and ...

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Top 40: Rick Moore

The creative architect of Ridgeland film production and advertising agency Mad Genius says the inspiration for his life comes from none other than the late Walt Disney. “His ability to dream, and get other people to dream with him, has always inspired me,” said Rick Moore. “I say that with all sincerity – Walt Disney was one of my dad’s ...

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Top 40: Justin Barnard

According to Justin Barnard, a chance visit to a Tony Robbins seminar changed the path of his professional life. “A friend asked me to go and I was a little skeptical at first,” Barnard said. “But God stirred something in that day in Denver, Col. I had made it big professionally as a salesman for a huge company and the ...

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Top 40: M. Craig Robertson

There are no two ways about it – Craig Robertson loves his job. Self-described as an innovative problem solver and energetic mediator, Robertson is the managing partner of Robertson & Associates, a boutique law firm dedicated to the practice of divorce and family law. Based in Ridgeland, the firm caters to clients all over Mississippi, including the Mississippi Delta and ...

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Top 40: J. Tyler McCaughn

For a small town Mississippi lawyer, versatility is a necessity. Ask Tyler McCaughn. Not only is the Morton native a partner in Newton law firm Monroe & McCaughn, he’s also an adjunct professor at nearby East Central Community College and city attorney for the Town of Hickory. And the 28-year-old McCaughn is president of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Top 40: Larkin Kennedy

Although his father taught him that even though life is tough and not always fair, hard work and perseverance are things that Larkin Kennedy can control at the end of the day. Judging by Kennedy’s resume alone, most people would say the 31-year-old hospital executive has heeded his father’s words of wisdom. Larkin Kennedy may have been one of the ...

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